IAB Report – Tata Zest to get upgraded infotainment system with video and navigation

Posted on: Dec 5, 2014 - 1:42pm IST

Video and navigation are the new features. 

The upcoming Tata Bolt will be fitted with a Harman infotainment touchscreen system which has all the features that were there on the Zest and a few more.

Tata Bolt centre console
The Bolt’s Harman system is more advanced than the Zest’s.

To begin with, the Bolt’s system can play video using SD Card, a first-in-segment feature. The video can be played even while the car is on the move, which goes to say that the driver needs to exercise caution in order to not get distracted. Another feature available on the Bolt’s system is navigation. No, the system does not come with in-built maps, rather the display can mirror your smartphone’s Maps application.

Indian Autos Blog learns that the new infotainment system will also make its way onto the Zest next year. Apart from supporting these new features, the system gets all the regular features that are already seen such as touchscreen operation for the automatic climate control, voice recognition, USB, AUX-in, CD/MP3, SMS readout, reject call with SMS feature and a photo viewer.

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The Bolt’s upgraded system comes with all the other features seen on the Zest.

The head unit is paired to 8-speakers on the top-end variant (2 speakers and 2 tweeters each at the front and rear).

Also read: Every second Tata Zest sold is a Revotron petrol model

The Zest is playing a major role in restructuring Tata Motors as it contributed to nearly 30 percent of the overall sales (passenger cars) in October 2014.

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5 thoughts on “IAB Report – Tata Zest to get upgraded infotainment system with video and navigation

  1. smk says:

    I own zest and I must say its an awesome car.Would love have the navigation system (navimaps …same as bolt) though which is the only missing thing

  2. Rajesh N says:

    Kudos to TATA….what a comeback this one !! May the BOLT give the JOLT to its competition.

  3. JIJIN JAYARAJ says:

    Overall, a great improvement.

  4. hi2aravind says:

    Why not other companies come up with cars that looks like Swift/i20? Looks are also important factor to sell… just imagine if i20 would sell without its current stunning look..

    Nissan Micra is a good car but spoiled with its frog like look. No need to mention about Etios which looks 2 generations old.

    Reason for Ecosports success is not any other mechanical stuff but for its fresh design (i bet no common man know about turbo-charged petrol engine or dual-clutch gearboxes)

  5. hi2aravind says:

    might be a good car but Vista look in some places might spoil its image


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